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Baja's Bounty - Mexico’s Sea of Cortés

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,  lanai
,  molokai
,  helicopter
,  Volcanoes
,  National Park
,  Molokini
,  snorkeling
,  Haleakala
,  Kalaupapa
,  Island
,  kayaking
,  yacht
,  yacht tour
,  yacht cruise
,  yacht charter
,  silversword, Mexico, North America

from $2,995* per person 8 Days November, December
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: American Safari Cruises 36 people max
  • La paz airport, mexico
  • Boats, Barges & Small Ship Cruises trips
Explore this World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve and visit a culturally-rich centuries-old mission town. Snorkel, kayak, and paddle board in crystalline waters. Hike ashore along cactus-clad rims. Experience pods of dolphins, view whales, and radiant sunset cruising.

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Day 1
La Paz, Baja California Sur – Embarkation
You will be met at the Los Cabos or La Paz airport for your embarkation transfer. Spend the afternoon exploring La Paz on your own before boarding the Safari Endeavour. The Captain and crew will greet you just in time for cocktail hour.
Day 2
Island Exploration
It’s the Captain’s choice and you’ll awake this morning to a desert island paradise nestled in the gulf’s rich ecosystem. Go ashore for a full day of kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, beachcombing, exploring by skiff, and hiking among exotic desert cacti. Enjoy a sunset cruise before dropping anchor for the evening. Conditions permitting, there may be a chance for a late night snorkel in this important marine habitat.
Day 3
Los Islotes / Isla San Francisco
Heave anchor early this morning and set sail for Los Islotes—a steep rocky outcropping leaping straight from the sea. Observe a sea lion colony from the ship and skiff, or slip into a wetsuit to snorkel with agile young sea lions. Swim through a rock arch where orange fan and white fire coral sway in the current, while high overhead, brown and blue-footed boobies perch on the cliffs. At Isla San Francisco, a guided hike takes you among a forest of the world’s tallest cactus—the Cardón, or you can kayak, paddle board, and snorkel in the calm waters.
Day 4
Whale Watching
Picturesque ledges of pink and orange bluffs and more marine life are on tap today. With binoculars in hand, join the Captain on the bridge to search for pods of dolphins, blue, fin, sei, orca and sperm whales as they spout and dive in the surrounding waters. Blue-footed boobies, brown pelicans, cormorants, and gulls also make this area their home. If conditions permit, we’ll drop anchor in a remote cove for snorkeling, kayaking, and beachcombing.
Day 5
Bahia Agua Verde
At Bahia Agua Verde, whose clear waters are bordered by sparse craggy mountains hemmed in green, you’ll explore canyons, enjoy scenic vistas, and experience the “real Baja.” An evening BBQ ashore makes time for local music and sharing stories with a local ranchero and his family.
Day 6
The first Spanish settlement on the Baja California Peninsula, Loreto was founded in 1697. Stroll the streets and plazas of this picturesque seaside village on a guided tour. Shop for local art and visit its historical buildings and missions. If gray whales have been sighted across the peninsula in Magdalena Bay—where they’re known to migrate and calf—an optional excursion will be offered where you can ride in a panga and observe the grays in the bay. Get underway for an afternoon search for more whales, dolphins, and flying manta rays and an evening of stargazing.
Day 7
Isla Coyote
Step ashore on Isla Coyote, the only permanently inhabited island and smallest community in the Sea of Cortés. Only about 200 yards in diameter, the islet is home to twenty members of the Cuevas family and consists of about ten buildings. Beyond the weathered structures is a whale bone yard where enormous vertebrae are scattered for up-close investigation. Our crew delivers water to the residents, as fresh water is unobtainable on the island. Conversations with this remarkable group of people reveal how they make their living as fishermen “in the middle of nowhere.” After tonight’s special Farewell Dinner, your Expedition Leader will recap the journey with a slideshow of the week’s experiences.
Day 8
La Paz, Baja California Sur – Disembark
After breakfast we’ll bid you “adios.” A transfer to the La Paz and Los Cabos airports is included.

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